Smorgasburg Los Angeles, DTLA

Smorgasburg Los Angeles, DTLA

#Lots and lots of food vendors #Get crowded, but there is sufficient parking #Try to go in the late afternoon, with the risk of vendors running out #Finally got to try the Ramen Burger #Belly & Snout had a tasty and luscious ox tail hot dog Smorgasburg LA 785 Bay St...
Side Chick, Arcadia

Side Chick, Arcadia

#Johnny Lee’s Hainan Chicken now in a permanent location #Solid Effort and is getting better. May eventually dethrone Savoy.  I like the roast chicken better than the poached one #Good location in Arcadia, with the large Chinese immigrant population #I like the chicken soup, but I am waiting for the...
Chef Johnny Lee's Hainan Chicken

Chef Johnny Lee’s Hainan Chicken

#Popup for Hainan Chicken Rice in Chinatown #Small portions, I could finish 1.5, but I’m a big dude #Got the fried egg, fried in chicken fat. Couldn’t tell the difference with or without chicken fat. But I like eggs anyways. #Hainan Chicken Rice was introduced to me by W.C. #Can’t...
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Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery, Los Angeles

#Du-Par’s has been serving food with fresh ingredients since 1938 #Had the famous Monte Cristo Sandwich #Open 24 hours #Part of LA’s famous Farmer’s Market #6 other locations Yelp Listing Du-Par’s Restaurant & Bakery 6333 W 3rd St Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 933-8446
Chiquita Bonita, Pasadena

Chiquita Bonita, Pasadena

#Authentic Mexican food #Classic Mexican breakfast – Chilaquiles and Huevos Rancheros #Space looks small from the outside, but large and airy on the inside #Will try lunch and dinner next time #Parking available on the street and in the lot in the back Yelp Listing Chiquita Bonita 3565 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107 (626)...
Honey Bird, La Canada

Honey Bird, La Canada

#Southern/Soul cuisine featuring yummy fried chicken #I love the sides, the cornbread, collard greens, cole slaw, and red potato salad.  I could have a meal with just the sides #Parking on the street and some in the back #Brunch, served only Fridays and Saturdays, look pretty good, with some healthy choices #The fried chicken has a...
San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf

#Boudin at the Wharf has famous clam chowder in a bread bowl #Lots of little sidewalk eateries for fresh seafood #Home to many immigrant fisherman from the 1800’s #Big tourist attraction with shops and museums #Just a good place to eat Wikipedia Page San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf
Emperor Noodle, SGV

Emperor Noodle, SGV

#Might be my favorite Shanghainese restaurants in LA #One of J.  Gold’s favorite Sheng jian Baos #Don’t care if the service is bad (mostly yelp comments), since the food is good #Had an old batch of the Braised Pork Belly (Hong Sau Rou).  I will give them another chance.  This is an easy dish. #The dry onion...
Brown Sugar Kitchen, Oakland

Brown Sugar Kitchen, Oakland

#Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Cornmeal Waffle is a must order. Chicken is tender and juicy #Beignets were almost too much to have at the end, but were yummy – light and fluffy #BBQ Shrimp and grits had strong flavors. I understand the sharpness of the BBQ shrimp and sauce with the grits. I dig it...
Oldest McDonald's

Oldest McDonald’s

#Drive-up style restaurant reminiscent of the 1950’s #Food is all the same #Museum next door at the out door dining area #Still sells original fried apple pies #Has the old Speedee mascot Wikipedia Page Yelp Listing McDonald’s 10207 Lakewood Blvd Downey, CA 90241 (562) 622-9248
Nate’n Al Delicatessen, Beverly Hills

Nate’n Al Delicatessen, Beverly Hills

#Long time Beverly Hills institution #Jewish Deli, featuring pastrami sandwiches and other famous Jewish Deli cuisine #Opened in 1945 #Saw Donald T. Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, dining at Nate and Al’s #Known as a Hollywood hangout Yelp Listing Nate’n Al Delicatessen 414 N Beverly Dr Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 274-0101
Tasty Noodle House, Irvine

Tasty Noodle House, Irvine

#Dry Oil Noodles was tasty and reminiscent of noodles from Shanghai #Shanghainese cuisine with other Chinese cuisines #Water boiled dumplings were pretty good #Small restaurant, but is popular with the locals #Reviews on Yelp have people complaining about service Yelp Listing Tasty Noodle House 15333 Culver Dr Ste 320 Irvine, CA 92604 (949) 654-3770
Redbird, DTLA

Redbird, DTLA

#Pretty awesome Prime Burger with remoulade and vintage cheddar #Courtyard dining area is open and airy, ideal for lunch or weekend brunch #Valet Parking is probably your only option, since street parking is tough to find #Located in the Cathedral of St. Vibiana, which was used for special events, until Redbird moved in #Very good service...
Elvirita Cemitas Poblanas, Los Angeles

Elvirita Cemitas Poblanas, Los Angeles

#Had the carnitas was flavorful and tender, as expected #Cemitas are tortas, Mexican sandwiches, from bread rolls. #Try the hot sauce with peppers to give the cemitas a kick #Glad it is open till 10pm #The quesillo, cheese, was also good, too Yelp Listing Elvirita Cemitas Poblanas 3010 E 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90063 (323)...
Cafe Habana Malibu

Cafe Habana Malibu

#Love the Grilled Corn Mexican Style with cotija cheese – one day I am going copy it #They make a proper Cubano with both Ham and Pork #Nice walled garden for outdoor seating #Good brunch spot #Wish they had a location closer to DTLA rather than far in the boonies in Malibu Yelp Listing Cafe Habana Malibu...

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